Setting up my loom is fascinating to me. I love the process. I love how the yarn looks all stretched out before the loom is ready to be warped. The shapes and angles are intriguing. I love walking around the loom and observing the process from every angle.
There is something very meditative about warping a loom. Grab the yarn over the back rod, pull through the slot in the heddle, walk to the peg and loop the yarn around and repeat, over and over again. Watching the yarn grow and grow is mesmerizing. My husband wants you to know he did help hold all the threads taunt as I wound them onto the back roller. He did his part!
Threading every other piece of yarn through the little hole in the heddle, grabbing a section of ends to tie them onto the warp stick. It all is a simple process but is fascinating to see.
And just like with knitting or crochet, watching yarn become fabric is captivating. The process of starting out with a simple piece of yarn and watching it morph into something entirely different never gets old.
If you are wondering how I found the time to get all this done, well it is because my faithful Kenmore sewing machine decided to break just as I was going to start sewing on Sunday afternoon. This baby is 25 years old, a gift from my husband who was not yet my husband at that time. It has yellowed but still works, well almost that is.
See that hole? That is where the little metal thingy that holds the thread is supposed to be. I went to place my thread on it and it decided to slip right into my machine. Well that put a quick stop to my nap time sewing marathon.
My serger, also a gift from hubby about 24 years ago, is also in need of a tune-up. Only three of the four thread positions are working. I have managed with it like this for sometime, but now it needs to go into the shop for a repair.
So off to the shop I will be going today while my husband takes Little Buddy to physical therapy. He is getting the hang of his new posterior walker. I will post a picture of him soon.
Hope you are having a wonderful day.